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Rocket Brand Studios is Proud to Announce...

 

Ladies and Gents, this one has been a long time coming, but I can finally say...

That you can now purchase the Rocket Brand Studios Tadpole Robot Kit...

Directly from the MakerShed!!

 

MAKE: Transatlantic Drone Takes to the Sea

The Scout Transatlantic project has broken the world record for the furthest distance traveled by an autonomous unmanned boat, and it is just getting started. Read more on MAKE...

Prep for Maker Faire 2013 NYC

Howdy Y'all,

We are starting to get close to Maker Faire this year and I suppose it is time to start getting some ducks in a row.

I am planning on attending Education Day as well as the Fair itself, representing both Let's Make Robots and Rocket Brand Studios. All are welcome of course, as well as your bots. It also looks like I will be the Big Chief of the Booth this year so feel free to drop me a line with questions etc., I am the "super head-guy coordinator guy of LMR at MF, guy".

Simple Inverter Updated: A killer project if u ask me(literally)- Gave me quite a few 230v shocks while debugging but finally it works. Read more

Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial Drones

Make Magazine asked me to write a short online gift buying guide on aerial drones. I really didn't know much about the topic going in, but a lot of research later, and here is the Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial Drones.

I want to thank everyone who commented or emailed me input. I really, really appreciated it!

Original Post:

I've been asked to write a short online gift buying guide on aerial drones. I only have a couple of days to do it, so any advice is appreciated.

Frits Wrote Another Article for Make

I just got issue 31 of Make Magazine. I found an article about multicopters, and noticed it was written by our own Frits Lyneborg :D Did anyone else know he was working on this?

Maker Faire 2012

Let's go to Maker Faire!

Organization and volutneers

I plan to go to the New York event for certain.

Make Your Own PICAXE USB Program Cable

Hi everyone!

I was just wondering if anyone else has made their own PICAXE program transfer cable?

I had all the equipment to make one, 2.5mm stereo jack, colour coded wire, a usb plug and soldering equipment; so I thought i'd give it a go!

The connections for the PICAXE cable seemed very simple (having only Serial in, Serial Out and Ground) and knowing that a usb's connections were quite similar (Ground, Data+, Data- and Vcc) so I tried to match them up.

Provides you with cheap alternative energy.
 Well, I just thought I'd post what I've learned about solar panels in the past month. They are actually quite simple to make and will cost you alot less then … Read more
Videos (most recent on top): econoSpazzi Dance PartyMAKE edited video of econoSpazziOriginal long-ish video    Update 2012-09-07: He's Baaaaack! I revived … Read more

And the winner is?????

Well the deadline is up. Robot Grrl and I have both entered the "Make a robot with personality" contest on Make magazine. I think there is another entry as well but I'm not sure if he's from LMR.

Jax gave it his best but Murphy kicked him in the pants.

The judging is done by the staff of MAKE magazine. Check the robots out and see what you think.

Robot Grrl's RoboBrrd: http://makeprojects.com/Project/RoboBrrd/862/1

Enter the MAKE Volume 27 Robot Contest!

Make: Magazine is running a contest for robots which demonstrate the most character, what will you enter?

 


From Make: Online;

Explore an environment, create maps, take pictures, never get stuck.
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Tesla will be a multifunctional robot that will have priority tasks. Unlike other robots that will just "do" things, this robot will have tasks only if certain … Read more

World's happiest countries

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Found a map of the world's happiest countires. Im Glad USA happy, be a shock if it werent.